One of the Nation’s Largest Women’s Focused Running Events Kicks Off This Week at Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Live Stream Available for Morning Live Shots; Diabetic Runner Gives Back after Recovering from Debilitating Conditions
One of the nation’s largest women-focused running events takes place this weekend as more than 49,000 runners from across the nation and from 32 countries are expected to participate in the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Many are participating in one or more events, including more than 24,000 running in the 13.1-mile half marathon, which travels through Epcot and Magic Kingdom.
Among those 24,000 runners is Angela Sipes from Seattle, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. For many years, the disease was uncontrollable and eventually caused her blindness, kidney disease, infertility and nerve damage. Sipes amazingly reversed these conditions and now lives a healthy life. Wanting to give back, Sipes, who was treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Seattle, registered to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon to raise funds for the hospital network that supported her.
**LIVE STREAM: The Disney Princess Half Marathon on Sunday will be streamed live on the Disney Parks Blog (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/) starting at 5 a.m. EST. There will be two live streams – one feed will be produced with multiple cameras and social media content and the other will be a single camera shot of the finish line.
runDisney Health & Fitness Expo
Thursday, Feb. 19 │ 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Friday, Feb. 20 │ 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Saturday Feb. 21 │ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Disney Frozen 5K
Friday, Feb. 20 │ 5:30 a.m. at Epcot
runDisney Kids Races
Friday, Feb. 20 – Saturday, Feb. 21 │ 8:45 a.m. (1-Mile Run) and 9:15 a.m. (Dashes) at Epcot
Pasta in the Park Party
Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 │ 7 a.m. at World Showplace Pavilion inside Epcot
Disney Princess Enchanted 10K
Saturday, Feb. 21 │ 5:30 a.m. at Epcot
Disney Princess Half Marathon
Sunday, Feb. 22 │ 5:30 a.m. at Epcot
Happily Ever After Party
Sunday, Feb. 22 │ post-race at Downtown Disney